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    Description"Researching Vocabulary" is written for language researchers who want to carry out valid and reliable studies on first and second language vocabulary. The author is a well-known vocabulary researcher and he outlines the dos and don'ts of good lexical research. Practical advice is given on a wide variety of research methodologies, ranging from paper-and-pencil tests of acquisition to the newest psycholinguistic techniques utilizing fMRI scanning. Some of the many topics include initial learning of the form-meaning link, attrition, the role of frequency and the L1 in vocabulary research, receptive and productive knowledge of vocabulary, formulaic language, word associations, vocabulary measurement, vocabulary learning strategies, and computer simulations of vocabulary acquisition. The book includes a Resources section which outlines the lexical tests, corpora, software, internet sites, and other resources available to vocabulary researchers. A list of past and present vocabulary researchers, annotated with their specialisms, is also provided.


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    Title
    Researching Vocabulary
    Subtitle
    A Vocabulary Research Manual
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Norbert Schmitt
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 420
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781403985361
    ISBN 10: 1403985367
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S1.5
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: CFK
    B&T General Subject: 480
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    Libri: I-LA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 415
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    BIC subject category V2: CFM
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LAN021000
    DC22: 418.0072, 418.007/2
    LC classification: P53.9 .S365 2010
    Thema V1.0: CFK, CFM
    Illustrations note
    22 figures, 1 halftones, 2 black & white illustrations, 21 tables
    Publisher
    Palgrave USA
    Imprint name
    Palgrave MacMillan
    Publication date
    15 September 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Gordonsville
    Author Information
    NORBERT SCHMITT is Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is interested in all aspects of second language vocabulary acquisition, processing, use, and pedagogy. His current research focuses on formulaic language, the interface of vocabulary and reading, vocabulary testing, and implict vs. explicit knowledge of vocabulary.
    Review quote
    'This is definitely a manual that I would recommend without hesitation to anyone interested in vocabulary and language learning.' - TEFL
    Table of contents
    General Editors' Preface Preface Acknowledgements PART I: OVERVIEW OF VOCABULARY ISSUES Vocabulary Use and Acquisition: 10 Key Issues PART II: FOUNDATIONS OF VOCABULARY RESEARCH Issues of Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Formulaic Language PART III: RESEARCHING VOCABULARY Issues in Research Methodology Measuring Vocabulary Example Research Projects PART IV: RESOURCES Vocabulary Resources References Quick Check List Index